The first Business Before Hours of the year is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21st from 8:00 to 9:30 am.
The topic will be an Economic Forecast with guest speaker R. Andrew Bauer, Senior Regional Economist and Deputy Regional Executive at the Baltimore Branch of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank. The event will be sponsored by First United Bank & Trust Wealth Management and Railey Realty.
R. Andrew Bauer (Andy) is a Vice President and Regional Executive for the Baltimore Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Andy serves as the lead external facing officer for the Richmond Fed in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and West Virginia. In this role Andy provides support to the Bank's monetary policy responsibilities and leads the execution of Bank's external engagement strategy.
He regularly speaks about national and regional economic conditions and Federal Reserve policy to business, professional and trade associations, community groups, and the media.
Prior to becoming Regional Executive, Andy worked as a Senior Regional Economist at the Richmond Fed. Before joining the Richmond Fed in 2006, he worked as an economic analyst in the macroeconomic policy group in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
Andy serves on the board of the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Maryland Council of Economic Education and is a former affiliate assistant professor at Loyola University.
He received a Ph.D. in economics from Emory University and a B.A. from American University.